Fantasy Basketball Stud Performance: Rajon Rondo

By Michael J. Igyarto
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The Boston Celtics continued their hot streak, winning their 6th-straight game by defeating the Charlotte Bobcats 100-89 on Monday night. As usual, the Celtics were led by their superstar point guard, Rajon Rondo, who recorded his 26th career triple-double and third of the season.

Rondo gave Bobcats guard Kemba Walker problems all night, and finished the game with 17 points, 12 assists, and 10 rebounds. Rajon didn’t miss much, going 8-11 from the field, and he did not attempt a 3-pointer all game. Something many fantasy basketball owners won’t be mad about since Rondo is not a downtown specialist, and it usually hinders his production when he takes outside shots.

Rondo set the tone early, as he assisted on the Celtics first four field goals, and then made their next four baskets, giving his team a 16-6 advantage halfway through the first quarter. By the end of the first quarter, Rondo had nine points, six rebounds, and five assists. Needless to say, the triple-double watch was in effect from the start.

It’s no secret that Rondo can be a big factor on your fantasy basketball team, so there’s no need to stress the fact that he should be in your starting lineups. Games like tonight are a perfect example of why Rondo had an ADP of 14.2 in this year’s drafts. As long as those triple-doubles keep pouring in, and Rondo plays his game without trying to force long jumpers, his team and his owners should be just fine.

Game Notes:

The Celtics won all three meetings between the Bobcats last year.

Bobcats guard Kemba Walker finsihed the game with 12 points, he has now scored in double figures in 34 of 37 games.



Michael J. Igyarto is a featured columnist and fantasy basketball expert at Rant Sports

Follow Michael on twitter: @windycityiggy


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